Executive Education & Training


Executive Education Training provides education for business executives, business leaders and functional managers focused on improving specific leadership skills. Executive education is an important tool for global businesses to nurture top leadership talent. It offers executives new knowledge to enhance skills and gives them the opportunity to step back and gain new perspectives.
In an increasingly complex global business environment, leaders will continue to look for ways to stay ahead of the crowd and make meaningful change, ensuring continued need for high-quality executive education. Companies and their executives are demanding ever more from executive education programs. The curriculum needs to be relevant to global business challenges and must evolve with world trends.

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Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.

The worst thing a woman can do is try to be a masculine leader. There are many natural attributes that enhance female leadership and make women excellent executives in their own right.

Firms benefit when executives take a total break, so get lost, all you CEO’s says Annelize van Rensburg.

The ‘corporate jungle’ is hardly a flattering term for the management suite, but some similarities have to be acknowledged. Survival is a vital issue in both scenarios. Predatory instincts can be an asset along with the ability to mark and defend territory when necessary.

It’s no secret that there is a crisis of leadership not only locally, but across the globe. One just has to look at recent events at FIFA, Volkswagen, and closer to home with SAA, Eskom and even South Africa’s very own presidential leadership, as examples of how important leadership is to organisational performance and sustainability.

A crisis is defined as a time of difficulty or danger. Many companies are fast approaching this point. Drought has devastated agri-business. Weak commodity demand has cut mining jobs and profits. Manufacturing is near recession. Retailers face growing pressure while banks prepare for more bad debt.

Despite some of the harshest economic and business conditions being felt for some time now a survey has revealed that many of SA’s top industry leaders are still positive about the future.

Lack of trust appears to be a growing problem throughout the workforce today.

Consumers are buying less from companies that follow irresponsible business practices. However, unethical decisions are becoming to be the norm among businesses across the globe. When it comes to government, from the Angola to Venezuela, corruption is rife.

Company executives are pragmatic about profit. They may be innovative, but they remain practical. They do what works or has good prospects of working. Even the most forward-thinking corporate leaders are rooted in the real world. They know today’s earnings enable tomorrow’s growth.

The University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) has once again come out tops as the only African and South African business school to be ranked as one of the top providers of executive education programmes.

We are in the business of training and development because we believe that we can create meaningful change in the lives of learners and organisations alike.

A comprehensive strategy coupled with well-executed implementation can turn your organisation’s workforce into your most competitive advantage.

In SA, low growth, embattled consumers and plunging business confidence create an
environment that is placing many organisations in crisis and not many executives are
eager to lead in these difficult times.

As competition mounts in the global marketplace leaders are being expected to do
more with less. Elmarie Pretorius gives advice on how to manage the daily stresses
and pressures of running a business.

Good leaders seem to be in short supply. What does it take to be a leader that others can respect and emulate? Here are ten easy to follow tips to becoming the leader you want to be.

There is a huge demand for top leaders with high-level information technology
skills, but there are very few candidates who can fill these positions, one of
SA?s leading executive search experts says.

Finding a balance between work and life is an important task, but one that
can be difficult for some, especially when finding yourself in a highly pressured
and demanding career.

The search for the holy grail of leadership has led to business leadership
being romanticised (the hero) or in some cases even described in religious
terms (the saviour). But what is a real leader?

The latest report on business leadership trends casts some interesting light
on the global executive mindset, but integrity, communication and a positive
attitude still comprise the basic qualities of a good leader.